skippy3k wrote:That is a pretty good list. I cannot stress enough how dusty it will get, and how hard it is to clean the dust out. I'm assuming you've never been to the Black Rock area, but the dust is like no other. It just sticks to everything....seemingly forever.
I will add the following; plan to use the porta-potties almost all the time otherwise you will fill up your black water tanks within days. Waiting all day for an RV service truck to maybe come down your street while everyone else is out having fun sometimes sucks. Resist the urge to hang out inside the RV, otherwise you will miss out on something. (Primarily, the whole Burning Man experience.) Park it in such a way you can get out when you want. Communicate with your neighbors as to when you plan on leaving so they don't box you in. They could all be sleeping off their night at Center Camp the day you decide you want to leave. Do not use the awning. Repeat...do not use the awning. Build your own shade structure that is actually wind resistant.
Unless you run the AC all day (which I refuse to ever turn on), the only advantage of an RV is;
a) Easier cooking and food storage
b) Shelter from wind (Assuming it's not hot inside. Our RV was sometimes hotter than the outside temp.)
c) More comfortable sleeping. (But even this is negligible as I have seen some pretty sweet sleeping arrangements in tents.)
d) Peeing at night without having to walk all the way to the porta-potties.
I've done tents and I've done RV's. When I'm in the RV, I am envious of the tents. When I'm in a tent, I'm envious of the RV. But the deciding factor for me, without a doubt, is the ease of the nighttime pee.
Eric wrote:As has been said: only use the toilet to pee in at night. Pee. Piss. Urinate. Only. Hell, I still head to the porto's unless it's a "wake up from sleep" piss. Never ever ever shit in the RV toilet. You will smell it for the rest of the week!
Make sure to top off your gas tank in Gerlach so that you can run the generator if you want air-conditioning. "Sorry", I camp in an RV & party until sunrise, we like the A/C in for a couple hours a day so we can keep sleeping. If anyone tells you that you're doing it wrong, tell them they're free to not do it your way (or just to fuck off, which is what I normally say)
I had one of my best nights ever at Burning Man in the RV this year, partying with a core group of 6 of us that would go up to 10 or more occasionally - for hours on end. We went through multiple bottles of booze & bonded like motherfuckers while laughing our asses off. For me the Burn is as much about the people as it is about the rest of BRC, a night of bonding is as valid in an RV as it is sitting in the middle of the playa. Anyone who tells you you're doing it wrong can go fuck themselves. Your Burn is not theirs, theirs is not yours.
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